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I just noticed how bad Chris Davis has been this year

The Baltimore Orioles are on pace to win 47 games this season. As we witnessed first hand last weekend, the Trash Birds have been an unmitigated disaster due to horrendous pitching, underachieving offence, and, on top of everything, a historically-bad season from Chris Davis.

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Series Preview: The House of Horrors Part Two!

The Blue Jays are coming off a four-game sweep of the Orioles meaning they’re on their first win streak of that length since they swept the Royals back in April. Now they’ll head down to Tampa Bay to play with the Rays in the House of Horrors.

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Series Recap: SWEEEEP

Leave it to the Trash Birds to roll into town and completely turn around a dejected Blue Jays team. The Jays hammered the O’s over this weekend’s four-game series and now sit in third place in the American League East.

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The Deck McGuire Redemption Tour has been stalled

The Blue Jays made a roster move during Saturday’s game against Baltimore grabbing righty reliever Preston Gulimet off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. In a corresponding roster move, the Jays put the Deck McGuire Redemption Tour on hold as the journeyman has been designated for assignment.

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Series Preview: The Trash Birds!

The Blue Jays are having a hell of a time scoring runs. Like, it at times appears as though they’re actively trying not to score runs. Obviously that isn’t actually the case but this less-than-stellar lineup has hit a pretty horrendous funk. They got completely mowed down over the span of 13 innings by Sonny Gray and…

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The Blue Jays do a cool thing with their final pick in the draft

The 40-round marathon known as the First-Year Major League Baseball draft has finally come to a conclusion. I think most of us checked out after the first few selections of the second day because by the later rounds you’re really just taking flyers on random names. That’s just a fan’s perspective, though. For a player,…

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Blue Jays to sign third-round pick Adam Kloffenstein well over slot value

The Blue Jays have taken a very different approach to this year’s draft than we’ve seen from the Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins regime over their first two rounds at the helm. Rather than going with safe, projectable college seniors, the Cleveland Boys have gone heavy on high school players. They used their first-round pick…

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Jordan Groshans plans to sign with the Blue Jays

Jeff Blair talked about Toronto’s first two draft picks today on his radio show with Ben Nicholson-Smith. You can listen to the segment here, but to paraphrase, Blair mentioned Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins in their previous two drafts going with safer college picks rather than high school players with potential signability concerns. He referenced…

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Blue Jays select Griffin Conine with No. 52 overall pick

After going sort of off the board with their first-round pick, the Blue Jays did something they’re very familiar with in the second round. They drafted for bloodlines. The Jays used the No. 52 overall pick on Griffin Conine, son of two-time World Series winner Jeff Conine.